Sunday, December 10, 2006

Everything's Coming Up Hummels!

First of all, even I don't know what I mean by that title.

But that's what happens when you spend 12 hours straight becoming intimately familiar with a bunch of cutesy-cutesy figurines.

Several months ago, I agreed to help my in-laws sell a collection of Hummel figurines on eBay...forgetting that I am way too obsessive to ever have anything be as easy as it would appear to be on the surface.

I put the project off until the holiday buying season in an effort to capture some of the gift-giving market, ensuring that it would also take a massive chunk out of my own holiday prep time.

All this exposition just another explanation/excuse as to why I've not been blogging.

Anyway, if you happen to know anyone who collects these darling little porcelain urchins, please check out everything I'm selling.

They are priced to sell -- really cheap, if you're into that kind of thing. A total of seven...buy lots and lots to save on shipping!

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR GRANDMA!

I also put up some Breeder's Cup swag that I got at work...PS2 game, t-shirt, cap, cards, cup holder -- all brand spankin' new. (Spanking not included.)





AND NOW, FOR THE NON-COMMERCIAL PORTION OF THIS BLOG:


Yesterday, we had our annual "Christmas Photo Shoot" -- when we take the girls' photos for our Christmas cards.

It's a wonderful family tradition, and like every family tradition worth immortalizing, it traditionally ends in tears. (See last year's "Adventures in Photographic Hell.")

However, 2006 will go down in the record books as the first time in our family history that all eyes stayed dry during the picture-taking process.

Yeah, I almost cried from frustration as the kids kept screwing around making funny faces...almost cursed as the Elder Daughter pinched her acting-angelic-for-a-second sister...almost threw the camera at the wall as the no-longer-acting-angelic Little Miss Deep Thinker decided to roll back on the couch and kick her legs up in the air just as the shutter finally went off.

But somehow I managed to control myself.

I suspect the wholesomeness of the Hummels has rubbed off on me.

Oh, did I forget to mention that they're MAGICAL? Of course, you'd have to buy them to discover their true powers for yourself.

1 Comments:

At December 11, 2006 1:24 AM, Blogger spocko said...

and like every family tradition worth immortalizing, it traditionally ends in tears

That cracked me up.
At a family photo gathering one of my three nephews was sick. He threw up during the photo. I was looking around wildly for something for him to keep throwing up in. I grabbed a bronze cup off a shelf and was about to provide it for vomiting nephew when I noticed it was an awards cup for the photographer whose studio we were in! Good thing my lighting fast actions weren't a tad faster!

Marry Christmas my favorite funny suburbanite!

P.S. Be sure to check out Media Matters from last week. Search for Melanie Morgan to see whom I'm busting at the national level.

 

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